Getting in ruts with your usual workout equipment? Trying going a completely different route and using “equipment” in the great outdoors! An outdoor workout can be performed at a public park, a nature trail or even in your own backyard.
Mixing up your workout routine this way not only challenges the muscles by giving them a new environment and new textures, but also keeps you mentally engaged in your exercise. The more excited you are about a workout, the more likely you are going to stick with it, and the more likely you will put in all of your effort.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with some outdoor workouts, and you can easily get the whole family involved. Here are some ideas to get you started—there are many more!
- 1-leg squats
Trail or pathway
- Walking lunges
- Walking side squats
Hill or inclined area
- Sprints up, jog down
- Bear crawl up, crab walk down